Identifies which of the schedulers specified by the schedulers-supported attribute InfoPrint uses to determine how to schedule jobs.

GUI label

Primary scheduler




Resettable, single-valued

Allowed Values

You can enter one of these fixed values:

Fixed Value Explanation
deadline InfoPrint schedules jobs with the earliest deadline first.
fifo InfoPrint schedules jobs in the order they are submitted.
job-priority InfoPrint schedules jobs in order of priority.
longest-job-first InfoPrint schedules jobs in order of job page count, longest first.
shortest-job-first InfoPrint schedules jobs in order of job page count, shortest first.

Default Value


Usage Guidelines

The scheduler-sort-primary-order and scheduler-sort-secondary-order actual destination attributes work together in scheduling jobs and have these interdependencies:

  • If scheduler-sort-primary-order is set to fifo, the scheduler-sort-secondary-order is cleared.
  • If scheduler-sort-primary-order changes from fifo to a value other than fifo, scheduler-sort-secondary-order must be set to some value at the same time on the same command or an error occurs trying to set scheduler-sort-primary-order.